Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office Races to First Place
MONTICELLO, NY (October 8, 2012) – Monticello Motor Club hosted its 3rd Annual “Cops for Kids” fundraiser on Sunday, September 23, raising over $40,000 on behalf of local law enforcement. The first place Sullivan County Sheriff’s PBA team included Scott Jordy, Joe Gagliardo, Kevin Rogers and Eric Breihof.
Ann-Marie Sahloff, Executive Administrator for Monticello Motor Club said, “We take pride in the many ways Monticello Motor Club gives back to the community and supports local law enforcement. We support and host a variety of charitable events throughout the year, including our signature Cops for Kids.”
Three teams competed in time trials on behalf of their selected not-for-profit groups. The money raised by Monticello Motor Club members was donated on behalf of the Police Benevolent Associations of the NY State Troopers, Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office and Monticello Police Department to their chosen not-for-profit groups including the NYS Troopers Signal 30 Fund, Sheriff’s Institute Summer Camp and Monticello Boy Scouts Troop 101.
Sheriff Mike Schiff thanked the Monticello Motor Club for their continued support of law enforcement and the community. “From day one, the members and staff of the club have been outstanding partners,” said the Sheriff. “We look forward to working together with them now and in the future”.
The New York State Troopers team came in second place and designated the PBA Signal 30 Benefit Fund as their beneficiary. The Fund supports the members of the New York State Police in extraordinary circumstances such as illness, injury and loss of residences to fires or floods.
"The Monticello Motor Club, under the leadership of Chairman Bill McMichael and President Ari Straus, has once again proven they are friends of the law enforcement community,” said PBA President Thomas H. Mungeer, “especially the New York State Troopers PBA and the Signal 30 Benefit Fund."
Boy Scouts Troop 101 (pictured with their leaders in photo) was sponsored by the Monticello PBA which placed 3rd in the event. “The Monticello PBA is very thankful for all the support and generosity of the Monticello Motor Club staff and members,” said Brian Monroe, PBA Secretary.
Scout Master Kip Disland said, “Boy Scouts Troop 101 out of Rock Hill NY would like to thank Monticello Motor Club, their members and staff for letting us be part of the 3rd Annual Cops for Kids event. With the donation we received, Troop 101 will start a Scholarship Fund that will be used to help fund outings for Sullivan County children in need.”